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22 Jun 2010
Impact melt flow split into two distinct segments. The source crater is 2.5 km to the south in a region of the farside highlands ENE of Mare Moscoviense. Image width is 1.3 km, and the pixel width is 1.25 m, NAC Image M112902715L, illumination is from the right [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
02 Feb 2010
Spectacularly preserved viscous flow on the NE rim of Byrgius A (19 km diameter) crater. This flow has a form similar to lava flows on the Earth - however it formed as a result of an asteroid or comet slamming into the Moon at hyper-velocity (>16 km/second). So much energy was released in the impact that solid rock was melted and thrown out of the crater where it flowed down the crater flanks (M102573276L, image width 810 m) [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
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